The VIPP Report: Grace at The Race 2016, A Kentucky Derby event in Louisville


By Sherlene Shanklin

I officially have my first 2016 Kentucky Derby announcement.  It’s Grace at The Race featuring 2015 Dove Artist of The Year LeCRAE.  The Christian rapper is taking the gospel industry by storm.  I remember seeing him at the very beginning of his career at Gospel Superfest.  He will not be performing alone.  Contemporary Christian and three-time Grammy award winning artist Michael W. Smith will also perform.  If that’s not enough the Gospel music duo with sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell, Mary Mary will  also be at the pre-Derby event.

Save the date of Friday, April 29, 2016 at Southeast Christian Church.  Additional information plus ticket availability information will be available soon.  You can visit  Stay tuned for Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin for additional information and other 2016 Kentucky Derby events.

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The VIPP Report: Ali’s family releases a photo of the “Greatest” as part of No Shave November

Muhammad Ali's family release this photo of the champ

Muhammad Ali’s family release this photo of the champ

Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television/ABC Louisville

Today, a photo of boxing legend Muhammad Ali popped up on his official Twitter page this morning.  It came just days after alleged reports of the Louisville native’s health.  International and national media outlets were reporting that “The Greatest” health was deteriorating.  The report came from a former business manager that has not seen Ali for two years according to Ali’s spokesman.  Last week, Ali went to a NBA in Phoenix to watch several players with Kentucky connections.

Then today, a photo of unshaven Ali was trending at one point.  The photo was posted by his wife Lonnie in support of No Shave November.

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